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Falcon Spotlight - Kendra Payne

Karen Payne

Kendra Payne, 2014

  • Alumni & Special Events Coordinator, Foundation
  • DSC employee since November 2010

Degrees and schools where awarded:  A.A. and B.S. in Public Health, University of North Florida

Outside interests:  Playing soccer, watching English Premier League Soccer, traveling, spending time with family and reading.

What did you do prior to joining Daytona State College?  I was a Department of Defense contractor, providing airman and family services to the Air Force’s 422nd Air Base Group at RAF Croughton, UK.

What professional projects are you working on right now?  Spreading the word and building membership in the Alumni Association.

What has been the most rewarding thing about your Daytona State College experience?  I’m privileged to hear students share stories about why they’ve chosen to come back to school and the particular program they’ve selected, and why they choose Daytona State.      

What is one goal you still hope to achieve in your career?  Complete a master’s degree.

In life?  Serve the Lord and others with a kind and loving heart. 

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?  Don’t endeavor to have things.  Spend time and money on experiences and create memories.   

One thing people are surprised to find out about me is:  I lived and traveled in Europe for eight years. 

Last book read:  “Hunting Eichmann” by Neal Bascomb

If they could bottle your personality what would the label read?  Not effective without coffee. 

Who are the four people in the history of the world you most admire?  Jesus Christ, my parents and my Grandpa Dave. 

The Daytona State of Mind to me means encouraging students to pursue a high-quality education locally.  

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Last updated: 2014-10-27T13:50:21.407Z